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Synonyms for Americanization

assimilation into American culture

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An explicit revision of the historiography on Americanization of Puerto Ricans by means of public education, this book seeks to avoid the simplistic dichotomy, often found in the literature, between colonial officials, intent on complete cultural assimilation, and the heroic nationalist defenders of Puerto Rican identity and the Spanish language.
Kellor's rise to prominence in the Americanization movement began when she, along with social reformer Lillian Wald, was appointed by New York Governor Charles Evans Hughes to that state's newly formed immigration commission.
Elizabeth Lunbeck's The Americanization of Narcissism is an intellectual history of a psychological concept.
While the aforementioned structural and quantitative studies of Americanization have nuanced our understanding of American influence on Scandinavian journalism, they are, as Hallin and Mancini remind us, only "useful to a point." What really matters is "how journalists or other media personnel function in practice." (9) In other words, according to Hallin and Mancini, there has been a lack of "concrete" bottom-up studies on Americanization that focus, for instance, on examining journalism education, transnational interaction between journalists, the use of foreign consultants, as well as the content of media seminars.
A central theme in Puerto Rican historiography, Americanization has been variously interpreted.
For John Muthyala, these writers and their critics demonstrate the dangers of seeing world history as Americanization. Dwelling in American, he says, examines empire through comparative frames and conceives of globalization "as sets of social, cultural, economic, and political processes in which the policies and aspirations of powerful nations are enmeshed with the interests of other nation-states, empires, and communities" (32).
Countering the notion that France has been and remains intractably anti-American, Singer (emeritus, history, Brock U.), instead argues that France began a transformation the 1950s in which it shifted its focus from colonial concern with Algeria towards American-style celebration of personal happiness and an embrace of American culture and values, even suggesting that this embrace of America has proceeded "too unabashedly in contemporary France." He brings a biographical approach to the subject, examining key figures that illustrate the turn of soldiers from sober military values to seeking American-style materialism, the development of French rock and roll, and the contemporary "full anchoring" of Americanization in France.
In his autobiography Garner asserts that The Americanization of Emily was not really an antiwar film, but rather a warning not to "make war seem so wonderful that kids want to make the 'ultimate sacrifice' when they grow up." That didn't matter to paying audiences, who stayed away in droves.
Our Exodus: Leon Uris and the Americanization of Israel's Founding Story, by M.
Americanization in the States: Immigrant Social Welfare Policy, Citizenship, and National Identity in the United States, 1908-1929.
Patriotic Pluralism: Americanization Education and European Immigrants
In Chapter V, "Eve of Americanization: The Feminine Embodiment of America in Five Postwar Italian Films," Ferrari discusses filmmakers such as Roberto Rossellini, Luchino Visconti, and Michelangelo Antonioni, who as a group represent the United States "as a ticking time-bomb with potentially apocalyptic consequences for Italian culture and tradition" (196).
Firstly, we argue that the Japanese version of globalization is associated with Westernization, especially Americanization economically and philosophically.